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The Global Spread Of Arms

Political Economy Of International Security, 1st Edition

By Frederic S Pearson


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Today, despite the end of the cold war, more countries have more sophisticated weapons from more numerous suppliers than ever before. This is partly a product of continuing and growing conflicts?especially regional and interethnic ones?but it also reflects the political and economic difficulties of weaning public and private enterprise away from po

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Global arms proliferation - past and present; the impetus to manufacture and acquire arms; arms transfers and world politics; controlling the spread of arms; conclusions - can the dilemmas be resolved?

About the Author

Frederic S. Pearson is director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and professor of political science at Wayne State University.

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